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    award for best internet hoax

    My nomination for the best internet hoax award goes to this website.

    Does anyone have any nominees of there own?

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    Away.

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    volk can I just say that that entire thing was way beyond me in how much time that man had to have spent in making a hoax that complex and all.
    "When I die I want to pass peacefully in my sleep like my grandfather did, not screaming and yelling like the passengers in his car."

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    (it should be realized my posts are all in a light hearted manner. And should not be taken offense to.)

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    Originally posted by ZakkWylde969
    volk can I just say that...
    Nope, sorry, you can't say that.

    Besides, it wasn't that complex. That man only made about five major predictions, and photoshop isn't all that challenging once you learn it.

    I like the bonzai kittens thing more since that actually made news headlines.

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    It was more than that. It was the fact that he was really precise and all with what he said and all that crap. It was just really thoughough (spelled wrong I just know it) with what he said. Someone just had a bunch of time on their hands
    "When I die I want to pass peacefully in my sleep like my grandfather did, not screaming and yelling like the passengers in his car."

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    that entire thing was way beyond me
    That was hard

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    Originally posted by ZakkWylde969
    It was more than that. It was the fact that he was really precise and all with what he said and all that crap. It was just really thoughough (spelled wrong I just know it) with what he said. Someone just had a bunch of time on their hands

    Actually - it wasn't very thorough at all. Especially when talking about the 5100 machine - he was always saying : Im sure an old engineer will be able to tell you about the secret feature. He kept saying things - and then "Oh im sure Some one out there can proove it-or say what it is".. He couldnt say anything specific cuase it would easily be proved or disproved. The general vagueness of all his statements are just ways to fool people.
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    (it should be realized my posts are all in a light hearted manner. And should not be taken offense to.)

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    The whole John Titor thing is a FUN read, honestly. But he speaks of 2036 as if it were 2360... I mean, 30 years isn't THAT much time.

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    In my opinion, the bonsai kittens thing was more elaborate and well-made than that John Titor thing. So I guess we have a winner.

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    Originally posted by volk
    In my opinion, the bonsai kittens thing was more elaborate and well-made than that John Titor thing. So I guess we have a winner.
    Plus, I've had so many forwards sent to me "OMG WE NEED TO STOP THIS MENACE NOW!" that it makes me sick.

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    btw volk.... making your posts' text in blue is not cool

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    Re: award for best internet hoax

    Originally posted by volk
    My nomination for the best internet hoax award goes to this website.

    Does anyone have any nominees of there own?
    he isnt a hoax
    he is real.

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    Originally posted by BMJ
    btw volk.... making your posts' text in blue is not cool
    To quote Volk from 8/8/2003,
    What's with the blue font?

    It's the new thing now. You're obviously not very good at keeping up with the lastest trends.
    The first part is what I asked. His text, of course, was blue.
    Away.

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    btw volk.... making your posts' text in blue is not cool

    Similar things can be said about your avatar...

    he isnt a hoax
    he is real.

    No one ever said the actual person was a hoax.

    Let's jump Brian if he gets out of hand! (Baseball bats are definitely welcome.)


    And I guess blackrat is starting to follow some trends himself since he changed his name to confuted and has a new avatar. Oh, and look at this cool green font.

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